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Parasitic wasp on syrphid larva? - Callaspidia

Parasitic wasp on syrphid larva? - Callaspidia
Edmonton, Alberta, Alberta, Canada
September 19, 2010

Moved
Moved from Aspiceratinae.

Sorry for the whiplash (and the unnecessary e-mails). Turns out the genus name had been misspelled.

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Moved from Callaspedia.

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Moved from Cynipoidea.

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Moved from ID Request.

 
I.D. narrowed
Matt Buffington at the Systematic Entomology Lab, USDA/ARS c/o NMNH, Smithsonian Institution has ID'd this as in the Family Figitidae, subfamily Aspiceratinae, Genus Callaspidia. Apparently a rare thing to find, and rarer still to photograph.

Aspiceratinae?
This appears to be a cynipoid of some sort, which includes the subfamily Aspiceratinae of the family Figitidae, which the 1979 Hymenoptera catalog says are parasitoids "in the puparia of Syrphidae."

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